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The Carolinas’ Nature Photographers Association is committed to serving the needs of nature photographers in the Carolinas and throughout the United States. The CNPA has been in existence since 1992 when a small group of photographers recognized the potential benefits of forming a group dedicated to nature photography. From that meager beginning CNPA has grown to become one of the largest “photo clubs” of its kind in the country. Currently, with 1224 members organized into 13 regional groups, the CNPA offers many opportunities for its members to join together each month.

CNPA Mission Statement

  • To promote Nature Photography in the Carolinas.
  • To help conserve and preserve the diverse Natural Ecosystem in the Carolinas.
  • To educate others interested in Nature Photography.

Getting to know us

Interested in nature photography? So are we. Here are ways to learn more about CNPA and participate. 

  • Contact a member
  • Join our Facebook group
  • Participate in a meeting or club activity. We have 13 separate regions throughout North and South Carolina. View each region's page to learn more about when each meets and visit the calendar to see other outings for every region. As a member, you may join any of the regions' meetings and outings. 
  • Check out our latest newsletter.

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Member's ChoiceA much anticipated feature of our convention is the Members’ Choice Contest. Members submit digital images which are judged by the entire CNPA membership.

RegionsCNPA has grown to become one of the largest “photo clubs” of its kind in the country. CNPA is organized into 13 regional groups. Each member can participate in any of the outings or meetings hosted by each region. 

Board of Directors & Staff

CNPA Bylaws

Carolinas' Nature Photographers Association

P.O. Box 97323
Raleigh, NC 27624-7323

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